- Title: Macron's new cabinet mix of veterans and rookies, government spokesman says
- Date: 22nd June 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 22, 2017) (REUTERS) FRENCH AND EUROPEAN FLAGS AT ELYSEE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE JOURNALISTS FILMING (RIGHT TO LEFT) ENVIRONMENT MINISTER NICOLAS HULOT, JUNIOR MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT SEBASTIEN LECORNU AND JUNIOR MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT BRUNE POIRSON ENTERING ELYSEE (RIGHT TO LEFT) FOR TERRITORIAL PLANNING JULIEN DENORMANDIE AND TERRITORIAL PLANNING MINISTER JACQUES MEZARD ENTERING ELYSEE EDUCATION MINISTER JEAN-MICHEL BLANQUER ENTERING ELYSEE AGRICULTURE MINISTER STEPHANE TRAVERT ENTERING ELYSEE CULTURE MINISTER FRANCOISE NYSSEN ENTERING ELYSEE
- Embargoed: 6th July 2017 14:37
- Keywords: Macron Philippe ministers Elysee resignation France
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016MD1Y6F
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- Story Text: French President Emmanuel Macron put a group of relative unknowns, some from outside politics, into ministerial roles on Wednesday (June 21) to replace those that left under a cloud just weeks into his tenure.
Businesswoman Florence Parly, who worked previously in a Socialist government and for major French transport companies, was named defence minister, and law expert Nicole Belloubet was nominated justice minister, replacing two of the departed.
Jacques Mezard moved from the Agriculture Ministry to the territorial planning ministry vacated by Macron's right-hand man Richard Ferrand earlier this week. Macron loyalist Stephane Travert took over the agriculture portfolio.
Julien Denormandie, also dubbed a "Macron boy" for his close ties to the president, was given junior minister post for territorial planning.
Macron's reshuffle, coming after a group of ministers from the affiliated centrist party MoDem resigned over allegations that the party used European parliamentary funds.
He has tapped more people from the non-political world, reflecting the profile of many of his newly elected members of parliament.
Among the newcomers are 31-year-old Sebastian Lecornu, the youngest in the cabinet, appointed as junior minister for environment. Taking a similar role is Brune Poirson, 34, a graduate of the London School of Economics who worked in a Boston private company.
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